Despite a solid night from the multiple BC players, Boston College women’s basketball ended the regular season with a loss yesterday, falling to Virginia Tech by a score of 82-79. The game was also BC’s senior night, and was the last game at Conte for Kelly Hughes, Kailey Edwards, and Emilee Daley.
The Hokies led for the majority of yesterday’s game, at one point racking up a 16 point lead. The Eagles were almost able to stage a late game comeback, but they ultimately fell short.
BC was led by Kelly Hughes, who scored 20 points and moved into second on the ACC's all-time 3-pointer list - she has 320 career 3-pointers with BC. Freshman Taylor Ortlepp, who has shown significant improvement on offense over the past few weeks, also had a great game. Ortlepp matched her career high with 19 points and also added 5 rebounds. Mariella Fasoula and Georgia Pineau also made solid contributions to the game with 14 and 13 points respectively. Fasoula also led the Eagles with 8 rebounds.
The Eagles had 13 turnovers in the game, which isn’t bad for them, and hit 53% of their field goals and 79% of their attempted free throws. This was one of BC’s stronger offensive showings of late, but defensive breakdowns continue to be a problem.
BC ends the season in last place in the ACC with only two wins. BC’s only two ACC wins have come against Clemson and North Carolina, both of whom have just 3 ACC wins apiece this season.
The Eagles will face Georgia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 1. The Eagles fell to Georgia Tech 71-67 during the regular season.